Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
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19th of February 2021

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Awards $250,000 Grant to NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island to Expand Research to Develop New Alzheimer’s Treatments

New Funding Will Accelerate Research and Expand Participants to Include Those with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Family Members of Individuals with Alzheimer’s (February 18, 2021) — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has awarded a $250,000 grant to NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, in Mineola, to expand and accelerate research being conducted to uncover the underlying […]


18th of February 2021

Support Available for Families Affected by Alzheimer’s in Areas Impacted by Severe Winter Storms

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Helpline Open Seven Days a Week to Provide Support, Assistance and Answers to Questions (February 18, 2021)— With severe winter storms causing significant hardships for millions of people in Texas, Oklahoma and other areas, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is informing residents in the affected areas that the AFA Helpline […]


17th of February 2021

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Awards $50,000 Research Grant to Gateway Community Service Board

Grant Will Help Fund Study Examining Links Between Behavior and Cognitive Function with the Goal of Earlier Detection of Dementia-Related Illnesses (February 17, 2021)- The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has awarded a $50,000 research grant to the Gateway Community Service Board in Brunswick, GA to help fund a study exploring the links between behavior […]


8th of February 2021

Managing COVID-19: Special Issues Facing Families Affected by Alzheimer’s

Free Webinar February 5th sponsored by Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (February 2, 2021)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will be holding a free webinar this Friday, February 5th, at 1:00pm EST –  Managing COVID-19: Special Issues Facing Families Impacted By Alzheimer’s.  Individuals can learn more or register by clicking here. The webinar will be led […]


26th of January 2021

Free, Daily Virtual Activity and Therapeutic Programs Available for Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s “AFA Teal Room” offers music, art, fitness, dance and movement programs and more every day free of charge (January 22, 2021)—To help individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers continue to stay active and engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has created the “AFA Teal […]


21st of January 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Urged for Individuals Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Caregivers

New Recommendation from Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board (January 21, 2021)–The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board is urging all individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers to get the COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they are able to do so. […]


23rd of December 2020

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Applauds New Law to Protect Seniors with Dementia from Elder Abuse

(December 23, 2020) — Upon the President signing the Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act (S3703/HR6813) into law, which passed with unanimous bipartisan support in Congress, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) released the following statement: “This is a valuable step to protect individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses from harm, fraud […]


22nd of December 2020

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America: Congress Approves Historic $3.12 Billion Appropriation for Federal Alzheimer’s Research Funding

(December 22, 2020)- As part of its end of year spending package, Congress approved passage of the Health and Human Services (HHS) budget for fiscal year (FY) 2021, which is expected to be signed by the President, with an additional $300 million designated for Alzheimer’s disease research at the National Institutes for Health (NIH)— bringing […]


18th of December 2020

Financial Benefits of Supporting the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Charitable Gifts Can Make a Difference for People with Alzheimer’s and Your Finances Too (December 18, 2020)— As we are approaching the year’s end, it is a special time for charitable giving.  It is a time to think of others, especially those who are less fortunate.  Although this year has been difficult for many of […]


14th of December 2020

Staying Safe and Joyful: Tips for a Dementia-Friendly Holiday Celebration from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

With the holiday season in full swing, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing tips on how families affected by Alzheimer’s disease can adapt holiday gatherings to make them safe and dementia-friendly during the COVID-19 pandemic. “After the challenges of 2020, many families are really looking forward to some holiday cheer,” said Charles J. […]